By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
Following the killing of 39 locals of Tabani community in Gandi town of Rabah local government in Sokoto state, the Minister of Interior, retired Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, on Friday assured of government’s commitment to beef up security in areas affected by wanton attacks and kilings with a vow to punish the perpetrators.
Dambazau gave the assurance Sokoto when he led a delegation on a condolence visit to Gov. Aminu Tambuwal.
He said President Muhammadu Buhari was worried over the incident and promised to go after the perpetrators.
He said that Buhari had pledged to live up to the expectation of protecting the lives and property of the people by beefing up security in the affected areas.
“Measures to track the perpetrators and bring them to justice have been put in place, and they will surely face the wrath of the law, ” Dambazau said.
He however explained that the high powered delegation was in the state for an on the spot assessment of the situation with a view to finding lasting solution to the problem so as to prevent it’s reoccurrence.
Dambazau further stressed that the Federal Government was fine tuning a responsive collaboration with the state Government to ensure that the Bandits were apprehended and punished according to the Laws.
The Minister maintained that government would not relent towards ensuring that adequate protection for lives and property is provided in the country.
” We are reassuring Nigerians that our security operations,strategies and intelligence are being reviewed to nip the security challenges across the country in the bud”, he stated.
Tambuwal, who thanked the minister for the visit, said that the incident displaced about 10, 000 people currently camped in four different places.
Dambazau was accompanied by the Comptroller-General of Nigerian Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, among others.
It would be recalled that gunmen on Tuesday attacked Gandi and Tabanni villages in Rabah Local Government Area of Sokoto State, killing 39 people, injuring and displacing many others.